I’m writing this a week after getting back from a recent comic book convention. I was there promoting my comic, Halloween Man. The con was Anime Fest in Dallas,Texas, and it was a huge success! I touched base with existing fans, and made a ton of new ones. I also appeared on a number of successful panels. It was a lot of fun, and a big boost to my ego. After doing conventions like Anime Fest, it’s humbling to go back to my day job. I go from being treated like a celebrity, to being more or less anonymous. Just another face in the grocery store.
As I said in my previous column, you could walk past me hundreds of times and not give me a second thought. Mostly I’m okay with that. As a writer, I like to study the human animal, and a grocery store is a wonderful place to do that. While my general observation is the human race is better than I often give them credit for, there are a lot of real-life monsters that make retail hell. These creeps can make your day to day grind really painful. How do you define which kind of monster you’re encountering? Let me clue you in on the three I most regularly meet.
“I tried regaining control of the situation, but it was too late. Her eyes looked like blazing coals. This chick was mad!”